Annette Pocan Hanson

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14 Scrumptious Summer Crock Pot Recipes

There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can …

How To Install Penny Tile (And Lots Of It)

We did it. We tiled the entire back wall of our kitchen in a counter-to-ceiling backsplash move that we like to call Project Crazy, and we lived to …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

Minions - Trailer 3

Gru is recruited by an organization to stop Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over …

The 15 Most Gorgeous Train Rides in the World

In a relaxation showdown amongst trains, planes, and automobiles, trains win as the most laid-back style of travel, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Luckily, some of the world's most beautiful destinations are also home to the most scenic train rides--journeys ranging from a few …

Luxury Lifestyle

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

Holistic Medicine

21 Reasons Hotel Sex Is Better

Hotel sex is a thing, which you know if you've ever had sex in a hotel -- or heard a certain R. Kelly song. There's a reason nobody's writing ballads about getting it on in your familiar, comfy bed after reading <i>Good Night Moon</i> to the kids. That's a reliable erotic standby, nothing to write (or …

R. Kelly

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

Cooking

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Healthy Eating

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with<p>my fiancée. Based in <i>Lamole in Chianti</i> in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.<p><b>Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera</b><p>Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

<b>1. Don't make comparisons.</b><p>Whether you travel often or only occasionally, it's far too easy to compare your current situation to one from the past. The pebbly shore off the Promenade des Anglais in Nice instantly makes you long for the black sand beaches you frolicked on in Santorini. The Pad Thai …

Modern Bathrooms, Bathroom Designs, Ideas & Pictures from Delpha

Bathrooms

5 Monday Actions That Will Immediately Improve Your Finances

Feeling poor on tax day? Here are some tips you can do every Monday that will improve your mood by next April.<p>Every year at this time most people and companies do a reassessment of their finances. A quick look at their assets and liabilities might result in either a big smile or perhaps a grimace. …

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Literature

10+ DIY Home Decorating Projects #featured

It’s my favorite day of the week…I get to feature some of YOU! Yay!<br>This week’s party is still going on so feel free to link up {here} if you haven’t …

Where In The World Is The Best Place To Be In April?

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy scruff-bucket town transforms for its once-a-year fabulous fiesta; or when a mass mob of whales gathers at the nearby reef. That's why our book, <i>The</i> …

The 7 Absolute Best Free Things You Can Do Around The World

<i>By: Matt Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>The Beatles once sang, "The best things in life are free." That song's actually a cover, but they were on to something: everyone loves free stuff. Traveling on a budget leads to making plenty of interesting choices. While "free" doesn't necessarily mean great, …

British Museum

How to Visit the Amalfi Coast and Capri for Less

Similar to other gorgeous destinations like Santorini, the Amalfi Coast is one of those places where, when you see it in person, you think, <i>Really? Are you really that gorgeous?</i> The answer is yes, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sorrento and all of the towns in between are stunning, particularly in the …

Italy

Where to Stay for a Full Disneyland Experience With Kids

<i>Fireworks at Disneyland Anaheim (Courtesy Disney)</i><p>Surely one of the best places in the world for a family vacation, Disneyland Anaheim has been dubbed the "Happiest Place on Earth." Disneyland was built with kids of all ages in mind, under Walt Disney's direct supervision so it's the ultimate …

Walt Disney Company

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

California

Beautiful EarthPorn Will Make You Feel Very, VERY Small

It's a big, big world, and these are big, BIG photos.<p>In a stunning series of round-the-world photo tours, online nonprofit AirPano shows us just how tiny we really are compared to our dazzling planet of teeming cities, sprawling mountains and wide-open waterfalls. It's pretty much the best …

Gliders

50 Amazingly Clever Cheat Sheets To Simplify Home Decorating Projects - DIY...

1. Know your hardwood<p>Athens Floors has put together a great little graphic on their website that helps you to easily distinguish between different …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

5 Panel Door from a Flat Hollow Core Door

Plain Flat Hollow Core Door to 5-Panel Black Door<p>This is the door to our master bedroom, which used to look like this:<p>After I painted our walls an …

5 Airlines That Fly to Europe for Cheap (for Real)

No-frills carrier Ryanair made the news this year by announcing the launch of transatlantic flights starting at just $15. It's a deal that sounds much too good to be true, and indeed, that $15 price tag fails to factor in the passenger taxes ($200 or so) and other fees like luggage and seat …